I was at the bandroom hanging out with Riz, Brian and Ho. We ordered some CD/DVDs online. H2O new all cover album, Terror KOTF CD/DVD and a few more. However what we missed the most is the SOIA Nonstop!!! It’s already out of stock, this is crazy! Oh well, hopefully soon they will restock. Anyway, here’s an amazing interview of Lou talking about their Nonstop album, track by track:
Made the following image to show you their first self-titled 7″ and the upcoming Nonstop albums.
Take care everyone!
Damn Internet is not working at home! I have to use my iPhone to update this page…which is still pretty cool but a pain in the ass.
It looks like our album cover will Be finished by the 13th of November. Two people are working on it now…Joe and Ho. With both these guys working on it we should be able to get this done on time…
By the end of this week we should be able to send our music to Zachary in the US for him to work his magic!!! We are all DYING to hear what he is going to do with our stuff!!!
Okay…typing on this thing sucks…
Enjoy some photos and I’m out!
This is my wife with my brother Li You’s wife Si Fan
After the x-ray last night, the chiropractor showed me the cause of my lower back pain. From the right x-ray it shows that the spinal disc is so thin that the disc is almost gone. Then on the left x-ray, my spin is actually crooked.
So last night started my first treatment and it was a bit painful after. I couldn’t even stand straight after. The doctor told me that the treatment is to open up the thinning disc. She also performed some treatment which is to straighten my spine. I also need to take some supplement to help treat the discs.
Hopefully one day this chronic back pain will go away!
I had no idea but the owner of the most amazing video website called: hate5six.com (the same one that Joe has been talking about for a few weeks) is Indian! AWESOME! I found out by reading his interviews on that website…我剛剛才發現原來hate5six.com （就是美國其中最厲害拍hardcore演出影片的網站) 的老闆是印度人！太棒啊！我剛看完他的採訪（在他的網站能見到）我見到他的名字 – 一看就知道他是印度人！
Awesome man…I love the slow Asian infiltration into hardcore that the US seems to be having 我覺得這樣在美國特大的硬核社會慢慢有多點不同人的存在真好。。。在外表看他們的社會，通常之見到白皮膚的人。。。但是我們大家都知道hardcore不是屬於一個種族 – 這個文化完全反對那些想法。。。但是還是覺得有點奇怪為什麼在美國沒有多點不同文化的人的存在？
I love that in China entire DVD’s of LIVE bands can find their way online…here’s the entire Have Heart last show DVD up online to represent hardcore…people in China love watching this and seeing and feeling the passion and emotions that come up with a TRUE HARDCORE show…下面這個Have Heart的DVD是十分緊要看。。。在這個DVD你們終於可以感覺到一個真正hardcore的演出。。你們終於可以感受到hardcore演出的熱情。。。hardcore的情緒。。。一看就感覺到hardcore和metal的十分大的分別。
Here you go 最近最愛聽的樂隊:
Polar Bear Club – singer sounds exactly like the singer of Rise Against hahaha。。。這個樂隊的主唱太像Rise Against的主唱哈哈哈哈
Title Fight – singer sounds exactly like the singer of Small Brown Bike and Kid Dynamite mixed together 這個主唱太像Small Brown Bike和Kid Dynamite的主唱哈哈哈哈。。。
Balance and Composure
Kill Your Idols (the album called “No More Gimmicks” some of the BEST punk/hardcore I’ve ever heard 他們的唱片叫No More Gimmicks我覺得最近的最厲害的punk/hardcore唱片 – 好經！)
Gorilla Biscuits (respect! 尊重歷史！)
Wisdom in Chains
H2O – of course 當然
Madball – of course 當然
These things are all on repeat on my ipod every morning when I go to work…這幾個就是我差不多開車去上班不停聽。。。
So much good music out there…
Recently I saw a post on Douban about a band that calls themselves “melodic hardcore” but their music sounds like the typical metalcore of bands like As I Lay Dying, Unearth, August Burns Red, etc…(You know – the melodic swedish metal guitar riffs, with tons of breakdowns, etc)…someone needs to tell this band that melodic hardcore are bands like: 7 Seconds, Gorilla Biscuits, Kid Dynamite, Ignite, Lifetime, early Saves the Day, H2O…these things are “melodic” hardcore.我最近在豆瓣見到有個樂隊形容自己是melodic hardcore但是他們的音樂像metalcore的樂隊比如說: As I Lay Dying, Unearth, August Burns Red, etc..就是有很多Swedish metal的吉他riff然後很多breakdown等等 – 就是最近很多重型的樂隊都玩。我覺得有人應該盡快這個樂隊講一講其實Melodic Hardcore是這樣的樂隊: 7 Seconds, Gorilla Biscuits, Kid Dynamite, Lifetime, early Saves the Day, Ignite, H2O。。。他們是”melodic”他們的音樂是比較正面的 – 很少會有screaming – 通常那個是唱歌的。
Woke up to this news this morning…rescuers in Turkey found a 2 week old baby, her mother and her grandmother alive under the rubble from the earthquake in Turkey a few days ago. This is amazing news…of course it’s even more meaningful to me because I’m about to have a baby in just 2 months and can’t imagine that a baby that I’ve been waiting for could so easily be taken away from me…
May god, allah, buddha, whatever YOU believe in be with those people who are still alive under the rubble. Help those people find the strength to keep fighting to stay alive…
Yesterday Alison and I went to watch 3 Idiots…again…I watched it at least 6 months ago because in Hong Kong you’re able to get pirated versions of Indian movies right away on DVD in Chung King! Hahahahaha…昨天我和Alison去了看“作死不離3兄弟”3 Idiots。。。雖然我半年前已經看了幾次。。。哈哈哈。。。這部電影是印度其中最出名的電影。。。半年前我們本地南亞州人已經看了很多次因為在印度一發出，我們在香港也能看到。
I knew then that this movie was going to be frickin’ HUGE…but I had no idea that it would be even more popular amongst Hong Kong’s Chinese public. A lot of people have said, which I agree with, that Hong Kong’s population is quite a racist one. They don’t just discriminate against people of different colors of skin, but they also look down at Chinese from Mainland China. This part makes the least amount of sense – people from Mainland China are YOUR brothers and sisters – they’re Chinese just like you. A lot of people in Hong Kong originally came FROM China a couple generations ago.我當時看的時候都知道這部電影肯定會特紅 – 特成功。。。但是我完全不知道在香港的本地人世界也會十分成功！很多人都會這樣批評本地香港人 – 他們是很有種族歧視的性格。我完全同意 – 但是我覺得他們也會歧視內地人。這我完全不明白 – 內地人也是中國，你們也是中國人 – 內地人是你們的兄弟姐妹，你們的同胞。。。可能香港人忘了他們很多人也是從內地下來。本地香港人對其他皮膚人的看法 – 大家都知道是十分差。但是近幾年 – 我覺得這有點兒進步。
Anyway – while watching this movie in the movie theater surrounded by local Chinese people…it was a great feeling! Everyone was laughing along, people were even clapping through the movie! It was great because the power of this ONE movie is to be able to change the attitude’s local HK people towards South Asians. When Alison and I were walking out I even heard some local Chinese people saying “Wow – those Indians were very good-looking!” Hahahahahaha…even though I’m not Indian, I felt proud for South Asians and VERY proud of this movie.反正。。。在電影院裡面見到全場都是本地香港人我感到特proud! 大家都很快樂 – 看得特開心。。。大家也有扒手！哈哈哈。。。特開心。。。但是我最proud就是我明白這部電影的影響力。。。這一部電影能完全改變本地人的看法！我離開電影院的時候也聽到有些本地人說“剛才那些演員非常好看！” 哈哈哈哈。。。雖然我不是印度人，但是聽到這一句都是覺得很proud!
If you haven’t seen it yet – take your WHOLE family to go watch it…it is absolutely a family movie – and the message of the movie is incredible. I think all Asians have experienced the pressure of living up to your parent’s expectations and THEIR hopes and dreams for you – instead of going out and doing what you want to do. I’ve experienced this for sure…my dad wanted me to be a banker or be involved in some other profession that a high salary and that he could be proud of to his friends. I got a business degree even though I HATED studying business in university…I came out and started working in the business world and within the first year I absolutely hated my life. 如果你們還沒看這部電影 – 我非常鼓勵你們帶你們全家去看！是十分值得看得電影。。。這部電影的意思不是關於種族歧視的問題 – 這部電影就是鼓勵大家想一想現在教育的問題 – 什麼是真教育，什麼是值得教的。。。還是說家長怎麼樣放很多壓力在他們的小朋友上。。。我們大家亞洲人都肯定試過 – 我們人生好像已經給了我們父母親決定了 – 我們長大的時候要做什麼工作，走那一條路，等等。。。有時候這些壓力是太大！我們也失去了自己的夢想因為我們要達到我們父母親的夢想。。。我也試過了！我讀大學的時候已經知道我對生意完全沒有興趣 但是我爸爸就堅持我繼續學因為他付錢。我就繼續學了。。。我畢業了之後開始工作發現我特不喜歡這樣的工作。。。做了一兩年然後想馬上離開那些工作的環境。。。然後，突然找到教書的事業 – 找到適合自己的事業。
I did odd jobs and then I accidentally found teaching…where I fell in love with it.
Great movie…please take your whole family to open up their minds towards South Asians and to open up their minds about the problems with education – THAT IS A HUGE POINT IN THIS MOVIE! I wonder if the HK government is listening? 大家要看這部電影。。。你們可以明白和瞭解我們南亞州人的文化 也可以明白我們跟你們真的沒有什麼分別！
Yesterday morning I spoke to our mixing/mastering engineer who lives out in the US. This guy’s name is Zack and he’s the guy that mixed, mastered and produced First Blood’s album “Killafornia”! As a whole – all of King Ly Chee LOVES that record and the massive sounding drums – the angry guitars – and the in your face vocals. We can’t wait to see what magic this guy is going to do on our album! 昨天早上我和我们在美国的mixing/mastering engineer讲了电话！他叫Zack – 这位牛逼人是当First Blood唱片Killafornia的producer/mixer/master! 我们全队非常爱死那张First Blood的专辑。。。那张的鼓声音，吉他的力量，主唱的声音。。。全部都非常火爆！所以我们期待看看他怎么样mix/master我们的歌！
From day one – this band has always been about trying our best to raise our band to an international level band. So to send our music out to an incredibly experienced person to get our music mixed and mastered, is something we are VERY eager to do. 荔枝王从第一天开始（99年)， 我们的目标就是做成一队国际级的乐队。。。我们不想就当一个本地香港乐队。所以我们想能把我们的歌给一位国际级的producer，我们太兴奋！
Mid-November is when we should be getting some mixes back from him…we can NOT wait to hear what he does…十一月中我们可以听第一二的mix!!! FUCK!!! 太期待。。。
Good interviews here with Sick of it All and our good friend Matt Fox of Shai Hulud (pretty funny too) 下面有个很好笑的采访 – 是Sick of it All跟我们好朋友Shai Hulud的Matt Fox:
Good interview with Toby Morse of H2O 这里有个特好看的采访 – 是跟H2O的主唱Toby:
What’s up everyone 大家好,
Next Tuesday I will be interviewing Parkway Drive’s singer Winston! Please give me questions that you’d like me to ask! If there’s anything specific please send it to me…我下個禮拜二將會跟PD的主唱做個採訪。如果你有些問題你想我問 – 請寫給我！
On the Parkway Drive FB event page there’s a discussion going already so you can either send them to me here…OR you can post them there! 在這個活動的FB頁我們已經開始了個對話。。。你可以那邊也看看他人想問什麼東西。。。
PS: Please fall in love with Polar Bear Club…the new album is REALLY that great!!! 快點愛死Polar Bear Club啦！新專輯真的太fucking牛逼。。。
Man…this new Polar Bear Club is such a good record! Every song is so well-written…makes me just amazed how great some bands can be and how good song-writing can be…大佬。。。新Polar Bear Club專輯是非常好聽！Oh my god…信我 你們要馬上找機會聽一聽。。。我聽得時候就覺得有些樂隊怎麼能做歌做的那麼厲害呢？太厲害。。。
Listen to this first song off of their new album called “Clash Battle Guilt Pride” – the song is called Pawner…so good…the rest of the album is much more rockier of course…下面你們可以享受他們新專輯的第一首歌。。。你等到最後幾秒。。。那個riff太棒！其他歌當然是更搖滾。。。十分好聽！
If you want to listen to anything “new” that is awesome – this is it…信我 – 你想聽新的樂隊。。。就在這裡開始！
Go get the record!